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Mark Hellinger Theatre, (4/16/1985 - 6/22/1985)
First Preview: Mar 25, 1985 Total Previews: 25
Opening Date: Apr 16, 1985    
Closing Date: Jun 22, 1985 Total Performances: 71

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around Harry Earle's Burlesque Theatre, Chicago, 1933.


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Kenneth D. Greenblatt, John J. Pomerantz, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards, James M. Nederlander, Harold Prince and Michael Frazier; Produced in association with Susan Madden Samson and Jonathan Farkas
Book by Fay Kanin; Music by Larry Grossman; Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Music orchestrated by Bill Byers; Dance arrangements by Tom Fay; From an idea by Alan Handley and Bob Wynn; Additional orchestrations by Harold Wheeler and Jim Tyler; Dance music for "New Man" arranged by Gordon Harrell
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Lester Wilson; Assistant Choreographer: Larry Vickers
Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Hair Design by Richard Allen; Make-Up Design by Richard Allen; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh
Executive Producer: Ruth Mitchell and Sam Crothers; General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc. and Ralph Roseman; Company Manager: Sally Campbell
Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph; Stage Manager: Richard Evans
Music published by Tommy Valando
Press Representative: Mary Bryant; Dance Captain: Dwight Baxter; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne / Fisher; Photographer: Martha Swope
For his expertise in The World of Burlesque, thanks to Joey Faye
Cast
Leilani Jones
Satin
Stubby Kaye
Gus
Timothy Nolen
Doyle
Ben Vereen
Leroy
Donald Acree
Grover
Ruth Brisbane
Mrs. Faye
Candy Brown
Kitty
Hope Clarke
Ruby
Leonard John Crofoot
Knockabout
Stooge
Tough
Joey Faye
Solly
Brian McKay
Louis
the Stage Manager
Sharon Murray
Romaine
Steve Owsley
Knockabout
Tough
Jackie Jay Patterson
Mechanical Man
Malcolm Perry
Knockabout
Tough
Valarie Pettiford
Fleta
Marion Ramsey
Vernelle
Ray Roderick
Knockabout
Tough
Wynonna Smith
Linette
Oscar Stokes
Mike
the Doorman
Lee Wallace
Harry
Kelly Walters
Knockabout
Tough
Carol Woods
Maybelle
Understudies: Dwight Baxter (Mechanical Man), Ruth Brisbane (Maybelle), Candy Brown (Satin), Dana Lorge (Romaine), Brian McKay (Doyle, Mike), Jackie Jay Patterson (Leroy), David Reitman (Louis), Raymond Rickman (Grover), Gayle Samuels (Fleta, Kitty, Linette, Ruby, Vernelle), Oscar Stokes (Gus, Harry, Solly) and Carol Woods (Mrs. Faye)
Theatre World
winner 1985 Award [recipient]
Leilani Jones
Tony Award®
1985 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Kenneth D. Greenblatt, John J. Pomerantz, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards, James M. Nederlander, Harold Prince and Michael Frazier; Produced in association with Susan Madden Samson and Jonathan Farkas
1985 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Fay Kanin
1985 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Larry Grossman; Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
winner 1985 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Leilani Jones
1985 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Clarke Dunham
winner 1985 Best Costume Design [winner]
Florence Klotz
1985 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Harold Prince
Drama Desk Award
1985 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Timothy Nolen
winner 1985 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Leilani Jones
1985 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Sharon Murray
1985 Outstanding Orchestration [nominee]
Bill Byers
1985 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee]
Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
1985 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Larry Grossman
1985 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Ken Billington
1985 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham
music by Larry Grossman; lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
ACT 1 Sung By
This Must Be the Place Company
Cadava Solly, Gus and Romaine
A Sweet Thing Like Me Satin and Earle's Pearls
I Get Myself Out Gus
My Daddy Always Taught Me To Share Leroy
All Things To One Man Satin
The Line Leroy and Earl's Pearls
Katie, My Love Doyle
The Grind Gus and Company
Yes, Ma'am Doyle
Why, Mama, Why Satin and Leroy
This Crazy Place Leroy and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
From The Ankles Down Leroy and Earle's Pearls
Who Is He Satin
Never Put It In Writing Gus
I Talk, You Talk Doyle
Timing Romaine and Solly
These Eyes of Mine Maybelle and Company
New Man Leroy
Down Doyle
A Century Of Progress Leroy, Satin and Earle's Pearls
Finale Company